A GIANT homage to the legacy of the Yorkshire Pudding has been unveiled in Malton.

The street mural, in Greengate, is dedicated to 18th century chef Hannah Glasse, who paved the way with the very first Yorkshire Pudding recipe.

Tom Naylor-Leyland, director of Visit Malton, said: “We all know and love the mighty Yorkshire Pudding. No roast dinner is complete without it.

“Malton is widely recognised as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, home to some of the finest artisan and independent food and drink producers in the region, as well as year-round foodie events.

“It’s with great honour that we have installed a giant tribute to our treasured Yorkshire pud for all to see and appreciate, taking pride of place in the town centre.”

Sean McClarron, managing director at McClarrons, whose building is home to the artwork, added: “We are delighted to be able to support Visit Malton’s efforts in promoting Malton’s reputation as Yorkshire’s Food Capital.”